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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson: The future for civil litigation and the fixed costs regime


“Since April 2013 there have been two new provisions in place governing the assessment of costs on the standard basis.

There has been much debate about whether a PD should provide supplementary guidance. Lord Neuberger MR cautioned against this approach in the Fifteenth Implementation Lecture. If a PD were to give more detailed guidance, it would inevitably be lengthy. The PD would be helpful in some cases and confusing in others.”

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